“Center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani has failed in his attempt to find a way out of Italy’s political deadlock and President Giorgio Napolitano will now seek another solution, the president’s palace said on Thursday.
Bersani reported back to Napolitano on Thursday night after being given a mandate almost a week ago to see if he could muster enough support to form a government after the inconclusive election in February.
Napolitano’s office said Bersani, who took the largest share of the vote but failed to win a viable majority, had told him his talks with other parties had ended without resolution and the president would now assess other options “without delay”.
Bersani said he had told Napolitano of “significant, positive elements of understanding” in the talks with groups including Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right bloc and the populist 5-Star Movement led by ex-comic Beppe Grillo.
“I also explained the difficulties deriving from objections or conditions which I did not consider acceptable.” …”Twitter